As a CCG we commission (buy) local health services for Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley (excluding Longridge) and Rossendale. We receive a budget from the Department of Health to plan and pay for most local NHS services.
This includes commissioning planned hospital care, rehabilitative care, urgent and emergency care, most community health services, and mental health and learning disability services. We do not manage local NHS hospitals, which are independent trusts, however we do pay for many of the services they offer.
Our CCG is run by local GPs. We aim to buy high quality, safe, and effective health services that meet the needs of residents in East Lancashire. To do this we use local clinical expertise, evidence of good practice and also draw on the experience of patients who use the services we commission.
“To ensure that the right services are commissioned for patients to be seen at the right time, in the right place, by the right professional.”
“To be a reputable organisation which operates with integrity and trust among its core principles”